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Summary

  1. A debate about Southern Rail takes place in Parliament
  2. A 91-year-old woman has died in a car crash on the A26 in East Sussex
  3. There are calls for facial recognition technology at ports including Newhaven to help prevent the use of fraudulent passports
  4. Tennis player grunts can predict match outcome, study by University of Sussex researchers shows
  5. Video: A guide to what you can and can't do while flying drones
  6. Live updates on Tuesday 4 July 2017

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

That's all from us for another night, we'll be back with you tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Thanks for joining us.

Bringing the curtain down for good?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A unique dramatic tradition in Kent and Sussex is under threat after failing to secure funding.

St Leonards man breaches prison release terms

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A £500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Taylor Clarke from St Leonards.

The 19-year-old from Church Road had been in prison for attempted burglary.

Police say he hasn't adhered to the conditions he was given since being released and he's now wanted on recall to prison.

Taylor Clarke
Sussex Police

Get your fans out, it's about to get hot again

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

The temperatures look like they'll continue to rise over the next few days.

Here's my forecast

Tennis player grunts can predict match outcome, study shows

Maria Sharapova
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Maria Sharapova's 'grunts' have been recorded as 101 decibels

It's no secret that Wimbledon fortnight is underway.

That of course means pristine tennis whites, strawberries and cream - and grunting.

And according to new research from academics at the University of Sussex, if you listen carefully to that grunting, you can tell who's going to win - and who's going to lose.

Doctoral researcher and university tennis team captain Jordan Raine, together with mammal communication experts Professor David Reby and Dr Kasia Pisanski, analysed television footage of 50 matches featuring some of the world’s top 30 tennis players.

They measured grunts made by the players during serves, backhand and forehand shots, and recorded at what stage of each match the grunts were produced, as well as whether the players won or lost the match.

While the pitch of grunts increased as matches progressed, the study found that the likely match outcome for a player may become apparent from the outset.

This suggests that this shift in pitch is not due to short-term changes in scoreboard dominance, but instead, may reflect longer term physiological or psychological factors that may manifest even before the match. These factors could include previous encounters, form, world ranking, fatigue, and injuries.”

Jordan RaineUniversity of Sussex

The university says that when competitive tennis players were played short clips of other players’ grunts they were able to identify which of two grunt sequences produced by the same player came from a match that the player lost.

This suggests, says the researchers, that tennis grunts may provide useful information for competitors "regarding a player’s internal state during a match".

Can You Feel it in Glynde?

Legendary group The Jacksons played at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde this weekend.

Jane Witherspoon went to meet them.

Southern rail debate - updates

Severe accident: A284 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A284 West Sussex both ways severe accident, at Maltravers Street.

A284 West Sussex - A284 Arundel By-Pass in Arundel blocked and slow traffic in both directions at Ford Road Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Good weather for tennis?

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

For the next couple of days, the weather's obliging for Wimbledon fans.

Here's my forecast.

Southern Rail debate is underway

Rail passengers
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A debate about Southern Rail is underway in Parliament.

It's called 'The Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway' and was requested by Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman.

We'll bring you updates on this page and you can also watch it here.

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Police concerned about missing teenager

Daria Pietrzak
Sussex Police

Police are trying to trace a 16-year-old girl who hasn't been seen for nearly a week.

Daria Pietrzak was last seen at her home in St Michael's Road, Worthing, on the evening of Wednesday 28 June.

She is believed to have left at some time between 01:00 BST and 08:00 BST the following day, when she was reported missing.

Daria has links to London and it's thought she may have travelled to the capital. She has connections to the Acton, Ealing and Shepherds Bush areas.

Anyone with information should report it online here or call Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 233 of 29/06.

Elderly woman dies in collision

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A 91-year-old woman has died in a car crash on the A26 in East Sussex.

She was travelling in a convertible VW which came off the road and hit a tree at Heron's Ghyll between Uckfield and Crowborough.

The driver, a 68-year-old woman from Rodmell, near Lewes, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries.

Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly the driver of a tanker which was travelling through the area at the time.

Pop-up velodrome rolls into Worthing

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Tour de France may have got under way this weekend but closer to home people of all ages have been trying out a different form of cycling.

The StreetVelodrome event returned to Beach House Grounds on Worthing seafront.

I went down to take a look.

Police release CCTV of restaurant arson attack

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police investigating an arson attack on the La Tana restaurant in Ladies Mile Road, Patcham in Brighton on 18 June, have released this CCTV as investigations continue.

Video: 8,000 Lego bricks used to re-create Portman Road

A nine-year-old football fan has recreated the home of his favourite club in Lego.

Joe, who lives in Crawley, decided to build a tribute to Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town FC, using about 8,000 bricks.

Dad Phil Bryant's own love affair with the club started in the late '70s during the Bobby Robson era.

"Both my kids follow Ipswich now - I have ruined their lives," he said.

It took Joe about five hours, across a couple of days, to complete the model.

Image released after distraction burglary

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

This image has been released by police investigating a robbery in Hastings.

Police e fit image
Sussex Police

A man claiming to be from the water board entered an elderly couple's house in Cambridge Road before distracting them and stealing cash.

It happened at about 16:00 BST on 20 June.

#ICYMI: Art student shocked by attitudes

A student has spoken of her shock after people expressed surprise that she was at university - because she is black.

#thisisme

Severe accident: A23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

A23 West Sussex southbound severe accident, between M23 J11 and B2110.

A23 West Sussex - A23 closed southbound between Pease Pottage and Handcross, because of an accident involving a single vehicle and a fuel spillage. Diversion in operation - via London Road through Handcross village, rejoining the carriageway at on Brighton Road (B2110) on slip.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

WW2 pilot achieves ambition at 95

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

German war pilot Hugo Broch has wanted to fly in a Spitfire for as long as he can remember.

At 95 years old he's done just that in the skies over Kent.

A guide to drone flying

A drone flying close to Gatwick Airport led to the closure of the runway and forced five flights to be diverted.

An airport spokesman said the runway had been closed for two periods on Sunday - of nine and five minutes - after the drone was sighted.

Easyjet said four of its flights were diverted, while British Airways said one aircraft was diverted to Bournemouth.

Other flights were put into holding patterns as a precaution. Sussex Police is investigating.

Here's your guide to what you can and can't do with drones.

Eastbourne tennis star takes on mug challenge

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta may be the British number one but how did she fair when she took on BBC Breakfast's "Game, Set, Mug" challenge?

Calls to tackle fraudulent passports

Alex Bish

Investigative journalist, BBC South East

Newhaven Port
BBC

There are calls for facial recognition technology at ports including Newhaven to help prevent the use of fraudulent passports.

The Reform think tank says the roll out of eGates would help to stop criminals trying to use false documents to smuggle people into the country.

BBC Sussex has seen numerous sellers advertising passports for sale on the dark web.

I've been investigating and will be reporting on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Mark Carter - you can listen here.

#ICYMI: Is this the world's first online delivery being ordered?

Think online shopping is a 21st Century invention?

A Sussex inventor came up with the idea over 30 years ago.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

A pile of newspapers
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The Argus: Family of eight want out of nightmare two bedroom council home

Chichester Observer: Council progressing £8m investment for new Chichester business destination

Hastings Observer: Council to consider future options for White Rock Theatre

Eastbourne Herald: Doctor who flies to war zones to treat the sick receives MBE honour

Crawley Observer: School expansion plans a ‘chaotic mess’

Did you miss Johanna Konta's first-round Wimbledon win?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

If so, check out BBC Sport's two and a half minute highlights video here.

You can get more reaction and analysis here.

New hospital ward dedicated to elderly

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A new hospital ward has opened in Redhill for vulnerable elderly patients.

The day ward at East Surrey Hospital, which is run by Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, is one of the first of its kind in England.

Should parents be fined if their children are late for school?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Join the debate with me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST by calling 03459 570057.

Green light for Pagham flood defences

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Planning permission has been granted for a scheme to protect homes from flooding in Pagham, West Sussex.

Pagham beach
BBC

Large areas of the coastline have already been swallowed by the sea over the years.

A newly-formed Community Interest Company says it has got the go-ahead to create a shingle island and spit at the harbour.

It's hoped the work could be completed by the winter.

You can hear more about this story on BBC Sussex with Mark Carter just after 07:30 BST.

A bright start to Tuesday

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

It'll stay dry and very warm today.

Here's your latest forecast.

Not a bad view to wake up to...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Wimbledon is underway and so far the weather is behaving. I think we're all hoping that continues.

To kick the day off we bring you this picture taken in Steyning by Alan Robinson - it's our Sussex #photooftheday

Steyning
Alan Robinson

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